Woman ‘on tracks’ after being struck by overground train in Hackney

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Severe delays on the London Overground network after the woman was struck just after 11am on Monday 31 October.

A woman has been rushed to hospital after being struck by a train at a busy overground station in east London.

TransPennine Express, Northern and Avanti West Coast have cancelled hundreds of services at short notice in recent weeks, despite introducing reduced timetables earlier this year to try and reduce disruption.TransPennine Express, Northern and Avanti West Coast have cancelled hundreds of services at short notice in recent weeks, despite introducing reduced timetables earlier this year to try and reduce disruption.
TransPennine Express, Northern and Avanti West Coast have cancelled hundreds of services at short notice in recent weeks, despite introducing reduced timetables earlier this year to try and reduce disruption.

The London Ambulance Service (LAS) say they treated a woman just after 11am today (Monday October 31) at Hackney Central Overground.

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Paramedics treated the woman at the scene and she has since been taken to a major trauma centre.

The overground line is suffering from severe delays after being part suspended with the British Transport Police (BTP) saying the woman was found “on the tracks” when they arrived.

This is the second person to have been struck by a train in London in the past few days after a man died on Saturday evening (October 29).

The incident happened at Goodmayes station, Ilford, with emergency services called just after 7pm where a man was pronounced dead at the scene

Neither incident is being treated as suspicious.

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Services were immediately suspended this morning between Stratford and Richmond / Clapham Junction following the incident, before reopening.

A BTP spokesperson said following today’s incident: “Officers were called to Hackney Central Overground station at 11.05am this morning following reports of a casualty on the tracks.

“Paramedics also attended and a woman has been taken to hospital for assessment.”

The London Ambulance Service spokesperson (LAS) say that an air ambulance was dispatched to the scene.

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A LAS spokesperson said: “We were called at 11.05am today (October 31) to reports of a person hit by a train at Hackney Central Station, Amhurst Road.

“We sent a number of resources to the scene, including an ambulance crew, a medic in a fast response car, an incident response officer and member of our hazardous area response team (HART). We also dispatched London’s Air Ambulance.

“We treated a woman at the scene before taking her to a major trauma centre as a priority.”

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